Official postcard of the 5th Zionist Congress held in Basel in 1901 – "The Fifth Congress of the Zionists in Basel", with illustration by E.M. Lilien. Sent to Vienna in 1902, postmarked and handwritten. Good condition. Rimer number 6.
Official postcard of the 7th Zionist Congress held in Basel in 1905. Published by Zion, Vienna. Mailed from Basel during the congress, inscription in pencil. Good condition, a few stains. Rimer number 11.
Two real-photo postcards, taken during the 10th Zionist Congress in Basel [August 1911].
Clear and sharp photographs. A large painting of Theodor Herzl is seen in the background, surrounded by a striped flag, a Magen David and the word "Zion". David Wolfsohn delivering a speech is seen in the center of the stage, surrounded by members of the Zionist Organization, with a second flag at the front of the stage, in its center the words "Gur Aryeh Yehuda" encircled by twelve stars. The back of the cards carry the ink-stamps of the photographer and artist Robert Spreng (1890-1969), a pioneer of modern photography and the "New Objectivity" movement, who owned a photography studio in Basel. Very good condition. A few stains on the verso.
Impressions of the Sixth [Zionist] Congress 1903. Handwritten notebook in pencil, Egon (Michael-Aryeh) Zweig. Basel, Switzerland, August 1903. German and shorthand.
Egon Zweig (1873-1949), a Zionist activist native of Moravia, lived most of his life in Vienna. One of the JNF founders, one of Herzl's secretaries and a delegate to several Zionist congresses.
Delegates mentioned in the notebook: Marmorek, Werner, Garfinkel, Nordau, and others, in detailed notes; short comments followed by shorthand of speeches. Amongst the titles in the notebook: "Membership fees of the World Zionist Organization were sold for 130 Shekalim"; "Trietsch attacks Herzl"; "Revenues and Expenses", and more. Names of delegates appointed to different committees, according to countries, appear at the end of the notebook. The shorthand has not been deciphered and might contain speeches relevant to the dispute regarding the "Uganda Plan" that was discussed in this congress.  written leaves, 22 cm. Very good condition.
The Zionist Congress held at Basle, Switzerland, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, 1897 – The Proceedings in Full – A printout from the London Jewish Chronicle. New York, 1897. English
A booklet about the first Zionist Congress. With list of participants, Herzl's and Nordau's speeches, etc., divided according to the days of the congress. 60 pages. Good condition. Original paper cover, partially detached a slightly torn.
Kol Koreh (b) L'Chovevei Tzion!. A printed pamphlet, by Dr. Natan Birnbaum, Dr. Moshe Shnirer, Reuven Breinin and Shlomo Boyer. Vienna, February 1892.
"In our first call, we told you our purpose and our desire… the purpose of the Zionist Movement is known – a national Hebrew congregation, based on working the land of Eretz Yisrael". pp, 34.5 cm. Fair-poor condition. Tears and crease, filing holes.
Three booklets published by Hovevei Zion members in New York and London. The booklets are bibliographically unknown:
1. Can these Dry Bones Live? – Sermon preached at the Hampstead Synagogue on Zionist Day, Rabbi A. A Green. London, 1904.
2. Jewish Territorial Organization – Manifesto and Correspondence. London, [ca. 1906].
3. Annual report of the Jewish National Fund commission for England (1912-1913). London, 1913.
4. Zionism and Liberal Judaism, Paul Goodman. Leeds, .
5. The Case of the Anti-Zionists: A Reply, Leon Simon. London, 1917.
6. The Jewish National Movement, Lucien Wolf. London, 1917.
7. Zionism and the Neo-Zionists, Laurie Magnus. London, 1917.
8. Zionism no remedy – A voice from America, Henry Moskowitz. London, 1917.
9. Zionism and the Allies. London, 1918.
10. The Upbuilding of Palestine – An Address, Philip Snowden. London, 1944.
11. The regeneration of Israel on the Land of His Forefathers, M. L. Lilienblum (from the Russian). London, 1944.
12. Zionism – an appreciation and Criticism, John Howard Adeney. Edinburgh, 1944.
Size and condition varies
Theodore Herzl, stenciled notice hand-signed by Herzl. Vienna, December 1903. German.
Sent by the Zionist Organization in Vienna, to various Zionist leaders. The content of the letter: "Very honorable colleague… We address you in view of the fact that as a result of the current situation in Russia, it is impossible to raise there "Shekalim" [funds]. We ask you to start as early as possible to raise 'shekalim' in your country… We have to inform you that our treasury is nearly empty. We believe that members in western countries have to undertake this mission because the Russian sources were blocked and we need to continue with our Zionist activities…"
Leaf 28 cm, good condition. Several stains. Filing holes.
Red Bohemian glass goblet, [early 20th century].
Fine engraving of the portrait of Herzl on the balcony in Basel, observing the Tower of David and the Walls of Jerusalem, with a convoy of immigrants, a shining sun and the text, "If you will it – it is no dream." Height: 15 cm, diameter: 9 cm. Good condition, several scratches close to the brim.
Pair of bookends, "History of Zionism". Eretz Israel, [late 1940s].
Styled as an open book: On the right Herzl's portrait in relief with the inscription "1897, Im Tirtsu Ein Zo Agada" [If you will it, it is no dream]; and on the left the emblem of the State of Israel and the inscription "1947, Ratsinu ve-Zachinu" [We willed and we achieved]. In the center: "Toldot Ha-Ziyonut" [The history of Zionism]. Height: 10cm, width: 12cm. Good condition.
Theodor Herzl, printed poster published by Jüdischer Verlag, after an etching by Hermann Struck. 64.5x48.5cm. Good condition. Slight creases at borders, pinhole on right side.
Seven postcards with Theodor Herzl's portrait. Various printers and printing dates, 1920s through 1950s. Condition varies, good.
Jewish state, an attempt at a modern solution of the Jewish question, Theodor Herzl. New York: The Maccabæan Publishing Co., 1904. The second edition in English, the first was published in London, 1896. Based on Miss Sylvia d'Avigdor's original translation, with an introduction and notes by J. De Haas. *Bound with: Discourse on the restoration of the Jews, by M. M. Noah and D. S. Blondheim, Baltimore, [1905?]. * The Social Conception of Judaism and the Jewish People, by Bernard Lazare. New York, 1900. 3 booklets in one volume 24 cm. Good condition.
Two typewritten documents, first person documentation, by Dov-Menachem Meretzky.
1. Herzl's bezukh in Vilna [Herzl's visit to Vilnius] on August 16, 1903. Written in Tel-Aviv in 1953. 19 typewritten pages, with many handwritten corrections. Yiddish.
2. Was war er? Written in 1949, depicts a meeting with Herzl in a restaurant in Basel during the third Zionist Congress in 1899.
Five typewritten pages, with highlighting and corrections. Good condition, some creasing.
"Le-Yom ha-yast [yahrzeit] Dr. Herzl " / "Drush le-yahrzeit shel Dr. Herzl ". Two homiletics handwritten by Rabbi Aharon Mendel HaCohen (1866-1927). A native of Tiberias, a Torah genius and an author, HaCohen served as the Ashkenazi Rabbi of Cairo for 30 years. He is especially renown for his expansive and outreaching actions for the renewal of "semicha". In this framework he organized the Cracow Gathering in 1903, founded Agudat HaRabbanim, and after World War I founded the Knesset Yisrael Association and acted for the establishment of the Central Beit Din (similar to the Sanhedrin) in Jerusalem. ; pp, 21cm. Good condition. Stains.
Dr. Chaim Weizmann, první President Státu Israel [Dr. Chaim Weizmann, first President of the State of Israel]. [Czechoslovakia, 1950s].
Cast bronze plaque, with relief of Weizmann's portrait and embossing of Weizmann's signature. Signed by the manufacturer: SˇGyo (?). 35x28cm, weight 6kg. Very good condition.
Chaim Weizmann, ALS, addressed to Mrs. May, London. Rehovot, December 1944. English.
A personal, friendly letter, in which Weizmann tells that the "festivities" are over and that he feels tired and is therefore going with his wife on a vacation to the north of the country; the situation in Palestine is improving and if this continues a rapid change in the area will be felt, but one shouldn't talk too soon as Palestine is an unpredictable country. Weizmann continues with a few words about his garden and the Weizmann Institute. Aerogramme 24x19.5cm, good condition. Written in green ink. Some foxing.
Chaim Weizmann Memorial Forest – One Million Trees on the Land of the Jewish National Fund. Poster printed by JNF New-York, [1950s-60s].
Portrait of Weizmann, a line of cypress trees, and the caption "He led his people to the Promised Land" with an illustration of a memorial-candle and the emblem of the State of Israel. 60x43.5cm. Very good condition. Heavy, quality paper. Folded.
Reden von Prof. Dr. Chaim Weizmann, gehalten am 12. Dezember 1927 in Czernowitz. [Speech delivered by Prof. Dr. Chaim Weizmann in Czernowitz on December 12, 1927]. Czernowitz: "Neuen Jüdischen Rundschau", 1927. German.
Transcript of a two-and-a-half hour speech delivered by Weizmann to an audience of 5,000 people during his visit to Czernowitz as the President of the World Zionist Organization. See Lot 536 for a photograph of the event. 24pp, 19cm. Good condition. Stains.
1. Ness Gadol Haya Sham! [A great miracle happened there]. A pamphlet of the JNF, Moscow, Kislev 1908. Yiddish.
2. Di Pushke fun Nazional-Fond. A pamphlet of the JNF, Moscow, Nissan 1909. Yiddish.
3. Adon Nichbad! [Honored Gentleman], a letter that calls for inscribing the names of deceased family members in the JNF Golden Book, or making a contribution. London, 1907. JNF and "London 1907" are printed in Russian.
Average 29 cm. Fair condition. Tears, stains and folding marks.
1. Postcard with photograph of a JNF "Land Donation" certificate, designed by Ranzenhofer. With a Jewish New Year greeting in Hebrew and German, and a short explanation of donations for land acquisition. Printed in 1912, sent from Vienna in 1914.
2. Postcard with printed text about the JNF. Hebrew and German.
Memorandum and Articles of Association of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, Limited. London, April 1907. English.
An official, legal document declaring the JNF branch in London as a Limited Association with no shares. The document includes the aims of the association, its mode of operation, role-holders, members and additional technical details. , 27pp, 53cm. Good condition. Ex-library copy. Slight tears at borders.
Real-photo postcard, Tomaszów Lubelski, 1935.
The second JNF fair in Tomaszów, with an illustration of the JNF Blue Box ["pushke"], photographs of Herzl, Ussishkin, Bialik and Sokolov, and the names of the three people photographed: Schlagboim, Goldman, Laniel. Dedicated on the verso. 14x8.5cm. Good condition. Slight damage, a few stains.
Judischer Nationalkalender [Jewish National Calendar], edited by Otto Abeles and Ludwig Bató. Vienna: Jüdische Zeitung, , 1915-1919. German.
Five consecutive booklets with calendars, articles about Zionist and national issues, and photographs and illustrations by Joseph Budko, Abel Pann, Hermann Struck, E.M. Lilien, William Wachtel and others. 18cm, fair-good condition. Some covers are partly detached, several leaves are detached.
"To a great and generous minister, Baron Edmond (Benjamin) de Rothschild", single leaf, printed letter of gratitude from inhabitants of Gedera to Baron Rothschild. Gedera, Nissan 1888.
"Thank G-d that we have reached the day on which we started to dig a well in the fields of Gedera, for three years we drank bitter water… and soon we will drink our own water…please allow us to name the well Binyamin…".
In 1888 Yehiel Michal Pines obtained the permits to build and dig a well. Until then the settlers of Gedera pumped water from a well in the Arab village of Katara, and during periods of disputes they had to walk to the village of Bashit, two kilometers away. Eliyahu Scheid, the chief clerk of the Baron in Palestine, persuaded Rothschild to fund the digging of the well; Rothschild agreed and donated 7,000 Francs and "Hovevei Zion" added 2,000 Francs. The settlers of Gedera named the well after the Baron without his permission, since he did not approve of their request to do so because of their participation in the -dissents against his clerks in Rishon LeZion. Only in 1895 did Rothschild finally agree to have the well named after him. A company by the name of BE"R (Initials of Benjamin Edmond Rothschild) was established in order to dig the well. On March 12, 1888, the digging started but only a year later, on February 28, 1889, was water found at a depth
“This is a present for… Sir Moshe Montefiore. Hamburg, . Hebrew and German.
Booklet with a lengthy greeting honoring Moshe Montefiore’s 100th birthday, on behalf of the directors and community leaders of Hamburg.  leaves, 26.5cm. Fair condition. Tears. Dry, fragile paper.
From the collection of Prof. Chimen Abramsky.
1. "Agricultural Products of Jewish Farms – Signed in Agreement with the Agricultural Department of the Union Supporting Local Production." Large tin sign, printed by A. Levin-Epstein Ltd. 24 rectangular squares with holes, for hanging lists of agricultural products for sale (see attached leaf). 50.5x31.5cm. Good condition. Minor bends, paint loss and rust.
2. Small copper plate, "Totzeret HaAretz" [Produce of the Land], with the emblem of the Union for Local Production and the letters "AG". Designed by Rudi Deutsch (Dayan). 1.7x1cm. Very good condition.
3. Totzeret HaAretz – Two conversations, by L.Z. Lavie. Tel Aviv: Shtibel, 1936.
The term "Totzeret HaAretz" [Produce of the Land] became common in the Jewish Settlement in Eretz Israel during the 1920s and became a form of national warrant in the 1930s. This was the result of the settlement leaders' ambition to develop the local industry and to ensure the livelihood of the tens of thousands of Jews living here. In 1923 the "Igud LeMa'an Totzeret HaAretz" [Union Supporting Local Production] was established in order to encourage consumers to purchase local production…" (From "Totzeret HaAretz. 1923-1934", exhibition catalogue, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1997; included).
Kehiliyateinu – Anthology. Tel-Aviv: Kibbutz Hashomer HaTza'ir, Haifa-Jeda Road, .
Collection of diary entries, thoughts and observations, letters and memorial pieces. Important early testimony of the life of the Third Aliya pioneers in Eretz Israel. On the title page Dr. Mehlman noted: "Very rare and important". 213, pp, 21.5x17cm. Good condition. Folds at borders of first and last leaves. Original cover, somewhat worn. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Solel Boneh, Jewish Workers Cooperative Company for Public Works, Building and Manufacturing Ltd., Activities 1921-1924. [Jerusalem, 1924]. Hebrew, Yiddish and English.
Booklet summarizing Solel Boneh's activity during its first four years. Many statistics, facts and photographs of Solel Boneh buildings and projects at various sites in Eretz Israel. 82pp, 23.5x15cm. Good condition. Stains to first and last leaves. Ex-library copy with ink-stamps. Re-bound in hardcover with original cover pasted down. Not in the National Library in Jerusalem.
Emek Keren Hayesod, with six color lithographic illustrations by Greta Wolf-Krakauer. Jerusalem: Head office of Keren HaYesod, 1927.
Keren HaYesod settlements in Emek Yizrael: tents in Beit Alfa, kindergarten in Nahalal, sycamore in Tel-Yosef and more.  leaves, 41x33cm, in original cardboard folder, torn and damaged.
Collection of booklets and proclamations issued by the Po'alei Zion/Achdut HaAvodah Socialist Party. Tel Aviv-Jaffa and Jerusalem, 1920s. Hebrew and Yiddish.
Eighteen booklets, newspapers and articles published under different names: HaPoel HaLochem, Ra'ayon HaPoel, Dvar HaPoel, Degel HaPoel, HaPatish, Milchamteinu, Ra'Ayoneinu, Digleinu, Masluleinu, and more. * Nine proclamations and leaflets, some of them stenciled. * Three booklets: "Der Kampf" (Samel-Heft), Tel Aviv, 1928; "Kovetz LeYom HaHistadrut", Tel Aviv,1928; "Alon HaNoar HaBorochovi", Tel Aviv, 1928. Total of 30 items, size and condition varies. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Pilot's logbook belonging to Yosef Upin, member of Kibbutz Afikim, graduate of the first civil aviation course in Eretz Israel, 1938-1945.
Davar LaGola, the Eretz Yisrael workers' newspaper, a weekly magazine enclosed with the Davar daily newspaper. Edited by Berel Katznelson. Tel Aviv, 1939-1940.
Issues 1-34, 37-41, 43-49; total of 46 issues. Photographs and news from Eretz Yisrael, poems, and reproductions of Israel art works. Volume 42cm. Most are in good condition. Tears and damage to first and last issues.
1. A real photo postcard depicting the buildings of the Tiberias Hot Springs and the Tomb of Rabbi Meir Ba'al HaNess, [c. 1920s]. Glicksman Photographers, Tiberias.
2. The Development of Tiberias Hot Springs, a pamphlet. Tel Aviv, December 1932. 4pp, newspaper format.
3. Tiberias Hot Springs – a printed advertising pamphlet, [1930s-1940s].
Various sizes, good condition.
1. The Peak of Barbarity (second open letter to the High Commissioner), addendum to the “Palestine Weekly”, issue 487, September 1929. Addressed to Governor John Chancellor; Ben Avi complains against the closure ordered against newspapers in Eretz Israel.
2. Shema Yisrael, by Itamar Ben Avi. Jerusalem: “HaSollel”, . Essays on the Western Wall issue.
3. Yehuda Miyadit [Immediate Judea], or “Cantons” and Sister-Towns, by Itamar Ben Avi. Tel-Aviv: “Bnei Binyamin”, .
4. A Discussion on “The Arab-Zionist Problem,” invitation to a debate about the Arab-Zionist issue, with Itamar Ben Avi’s participation. [New-York], [nd].
Varying sizes and condition.
Dome of the Rock, photograph by Peter Bergheim, 1865-1875. Signed in the plate.
Bergheim (1813-1895), one of the most celebrated photographers active in Eretz Israel in the 19th century, was a converted German Jew, a merchant, banker and owner of a photography studio in the Christian Quarter in Jerusalem. 31x25cm. Very good condition. Mounted on cardboard 43x35.4cm.
"Women wailing on Tisha BeAv at the Western Wall", Ya'akov Ben Dov, Jerusalem, .
A good quality photograph featuring women at the Western Wall on Tisha BeAv. Signed in pencil by the photographer. Mounted on cardboard with an additional signature by the photographer, and annotated in pencil. 17.5x32cm, mount 25.5x33.5cm. Good condition. Slight damages at borders of mount.
Jerusalem, J. Bendov. Portfolio containing ten quality prints of photographs taken by Ya’akov Bendov. Jerusalem: Hananya Bros., [printed in Germany? 1920s].
Rachel's Tomb, the Valley of Yehoshafat, the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, a street in the Old City and more. Contained in a printed cardboard folder. The photos are captioned in Hebrew and English. 42cm. Plates in good condition. Cover and tissue papers in fair condition, tears and stains.
Jerusalem, Twelve views of the Old City, by Ya'akov Benor-Kalter. Jerusalem: The Pro-Jerusalem Society, 1926. English.
Quality printing of twelve of the most well-known photographs of Jerusalem by the photographer Ya'akov Benor-Kalter.  plates. Photographs 24x16cm, printed on 38x28cm plates. Original cloth binding, 39.5cm, good condition.
1. King David Hotel Jerusalem. Promotional leaflet, printed in Switzerland. Colorful illustrations of the hotel with black and white photographs of the hotel's rooms and views. English text. Open 27x24.5cm, folded 15x8cm. Good condition.
2. Map of Jerusalem, scale: 1:10,000, published by the Palestine and Egypt Lloyd Transportation Company. Jerusalem: "Graphica" Lithographic Press, 1930. English. On the back is a list of Lloyd company branches, ads for Jaffa oranges and train timetables to Damascus, Cairo, Kantara and other destinations. 46.5x34cm. Good condition.
Heutiges Jerusalem aus der Vogelschau (von Western) [Bird's Eye View of Jerusalem Today (from the West)]. Freiburg im Breisgau: B. Herder, early 20th century.
Lithographic printing of a map by Stephan Illes, first printed in Vienna in 1873. Leaf 45x39.5cm. Good condition. Folded. Slight tears at folding-lines.
Shelter for the mentally and terminally ill, Ezrat Nashim Institute Jerusalem. Jerusalem: Goldberg Printing Press, [post 1924].
Booklet describing the institute that hosted, at the time of publication, about 80 patients. Includes photographs of the venue and patients. Hebrew and English. 20pp, 24cm. Good condition.
Plan de Jérusalem, d'aprés Adrichome. Plan of Jerusalem, according to [Christian van] Adrichem. Late 19th century. French.
Hand-drawn city plan painted in watercolor. Precise and detailed drawings of the Old City and its vicinity, with names of Jewish and Christian Holy Places. An index on the right side refers to the 58 sites appearing on the map.
Van Adrichem (1533-1585), Dutch priest and cartographer, was active most of his life in Cologne, Germany. This plan describes Jerusalem in the first century CE and is, therefore, a historical-imaginary plan as understood from the Holy Scriptures, the writings of Yosef Ben Matityahu and other historical sources. Reproduced many times, this is a very accurate copy from the late 19th century. 97.5x65cm, mounted on heavy paper and rolled. Professionally restored damage and tears. 7cm tear at center of top edge.
Le Voyage de Galilée, François Savinien d' Alquié. Paris: Chez Florentin Lambert, 1670. French.
The author describes in 23 chapters trips to Northern Palestine and Lebanon. A significant chapter is devoted to the city of Safed, where the author describes a visit to a synagogue where he was shown the Torah and other books, a visit to the tomb of Shimon Bar Yochai and his son Elazar. Also mentioned in the book: Acre, Nazareth, Tiberias, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, Mount Carmel and more.  leaves, 259, pp, 14cm. Good condition. Some staining, slight tear to last leaf, leather spine somewhat worn and torn. Ex-Libris.
Palaestina ex Monumentis veteribus Illustrata, Tomus I-III, Hadriani Relandi. Utrecht, 1714. Latin, with a little Greek, Hebrew and Arabic. Three volumes bound in one. First edition.
Differences exist among the various copies of this edition of the book, in several plates and in their place inside the book. This copy has 14 plates, some folded, 9 are plates with maps, some with Hebrew letters. The rest of the plates have chronological inscriptions or general historical information. This copy does not have the author's portrait but it has an engraving before the title page.
Hadriani Relandi / Adriaan Reelant (1676-1718) – Dutch geographer and cartographer , one of the first Orientalists. Professor of Oriental languages at the Utrecht University from 1701 and a lecturer on the antiquity of the Jewish People. In 1695, he was sent on a journey to Palestine and he surveyed 2,500 settlement points and mapped them.
, 1068, pp,  plates (7 are folded), 20.5cm. Good condition. Moth damage throughout book leaves. Antique parchment cover.
Palästina im bild [Palestine in Pictures]. Photography: Leo Kahn. Published by the Judische Zeitung newspaper (where Kahn worked), Vienna, 1912.
One-hundred and three (103) photographs taken by Kahn during his mission to Eretz Israel in 1912, on behalf of the newspaper and in cooperation with the JNF.
Divided into three sections: From Jaffa to Jerusalem; From Jerusalem to Haifa; The Galilee. The photographs show settlements and cities, landscapes, settlers, children, workers, institutions (The Hebrew Gymnasium, Bezalel), and more. Incomplete set (originally 180 plates). Photographs 11x8.5cm, printed on heavy paper 20x16cm. Good condition. Some foxing and slight creases.
Issa Sawabini, photograph of a man (in a studio). Jaffa, 1916.
Glued to a cardboard mat with the photographer’s information: I. Sawabini, Photographer, Jaffa, Palestine. Penciled description and date on the verso. This photographer is not mentioned in the Holy Land Photography literature. 5.5x8.5cm, on a 7x11cm cardboard mat. Good condition. Light damages to the edges of the mat.